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Old 07-18-2012, 08:10 AM   #1
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As many of you know I've had a leak from the fitting in the bottom of the pumpo. I got tired of it and replaced the ps line with a homebrew braided steel line and routed under the rad fan. Just replaced the belt and pump yesterday. Well I got a SMALL leak from the same spot still and I don't have power steering at a dead stop. Only when I put some throtttle down. Do I have to much line for the fluid?


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Did you bleed it properly, does it whine or make any noises? You probably have air in the system still. It took me a long time to get the SVT bleed properly and working, and not whining. My other focus was quick and much less time consuming. The leak could be from a O-ring or the right where the hose screws on. Try using something on the threads to help seal?
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:26 AM   #6
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Ya I think I didn't bleed it long enough. Filled all the way turned for bout five minutes then the resevoir was almost mpty filled again five mins pf turnsing and it was down to max. Its a brnd new pump no whining no noise from pump at all
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Sometimes it takes a while if there is air down in the rack, it's got to work its way out and bubble out the reservoir
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Ill do it for 30 mins
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That's about how long I had too do the SVT's. If it still doesn't work after that then maybe you have a defective pump?
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Oh and it helps to have someone looking at the reservoir to see if any bubbles come up, that way you know that there was air in it or that you got it out.
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